Arizona State Law:
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-1012. Dogs not
permitted at large; wearing licenses
A. Neither a female dog during her breeding or
mating season nor a vicious dog shall be permitted at large.
C. Any dog over the age of four months running at
large shall wear a collar or harness to which is attached a
valid license tag.
D. No person in charge of any dog shall permit such
dog in a public park or upon any public school property
unless the dog is physically restrained by a leash, enclosed
in a car, cage or similar enclosure, or being exhibited or
trained at a recognized kennel club event, public school or
park sponsored event.
Mesa City Code Book:
Title 6 - Police Regulations
Chapter 4 - Animal Control Ordinance with Leash Law
Section 6-4-30: Dog Fecal Matter:
Any person owning, possessing, harboring, or having the
care, charge, control or custody of any dog shall
immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal
matter deposited by the dog on a public or private property
unless the property owner has given prior approval to use
said property for this purpose.
Chapter 10 - Public Park Regulations
Section 6-10-7: Enforcement and Penalty
D. The park rangers shall have the authority to issue
citations and notices of violation for violations of the
City Code or any City ordinance or any provision of this
Chapter occurring in any City of Mesa park or retention
basin. Citations shall be issued in accordance with
A.R.S. 13-3899 and 13-3903.
E. Penalty. Any person convicted of a violation
of any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed
two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by
imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months, or by both fine
Parks & Recreation home
Off Leash Dog Parks
Mesa's off-leash dog areas are located in Quail Run
and Countryside Parks.
Park Hours: Sunrise -10:00 pm
Quail Run Park, north of McDowell Road
(Closed on Thursdays for maintenance)
3130 E. Southern Ave
(Closed on Tuesdays for maintenance)
The off leash dog areas are completely fenced and feature areas for timid and
active dogs, park benches, and water fountains for both people and dogs.
Owners are responsible for the behavior of their pet and are requested to
keep their dog under control.
On-Leash Dog Areas
Dogs on-leash are welcome at all City of Mesa Parks.